On the Sense of Aesthetic Experience

Roberto Diodato


Any interest in aesthetic experience, sensible knowledge, bodily knowledge, in how it changes and expresses itself, should today preliminarily come to terms with all the esthesiological variations (i.e. in sensibility and cognition) provoked by new technologies, notably by the virtualization processes. A thorough analysis of the meaning of aesthetic experience and the philosophical assessment of new technologies figure therefore among the specific tasks of current aesthetics, as to oppose some resistance to the aestheticization of politics, according to the line of enquiry called by Benjamin 'politicization of art’.

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